“The Legend of the Sand Dollar – An Inspirational Story of Hope for Easter” was sent to me by Zonderkidz – a division of Zondervan Publishing – in exchange for my honest review.
“The Legend of the Sand Dollar” is a children’s fiction picture book, written by Chris Auer. The gorgeous illustrations were done by Richard Cowdrey. I love his artwork!
This story is about a little girl, Kerry, who goes to visit her aunt and her cousin, Jack, before Easter. Jack takes her on his boat to a little island where she finds a sand dollar. Jack told Kerry the story of Jesus seen in this little creature’s shell. The holes being the nails and the Roman spear. The Easter lily is etched on one side and the poinsettia on the other, symbolizing Christ’s birth and death. And, inside are little doves symbolizing peace. When they get home, Kerry shares the story with her sister. On the last page of the book it tells a little about the creature, the sand dollar.
I believe I would recommend “The Legend of the Sand Dollar” to any young readers, and those who read to them.